Tuesday, February 05, 2008

A Knight Errant Hangs It Up

Basketball coach Bob Knight retired yesterday with an NCAA record 902 victories. Knight has been controversial for virtually his entire 42-year career as the enfant terrible of college basketball.

Knight couldn’t be a fictional character; his gifts are to profound, his faults too dramatic. He’s always fascinated me for that reason, the embodiment of the best and the worst sports brings out in a person, wrapped in the same psyche.

There’s no point in summing up the dichotomy that is Bob Knight, when John Feinstein has done it so well in this article in today’s Washington Post.

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